This Week in racing History (October 12-18)

This Week in Racing History October 12 - The inaugural George Vanderbilt Cup race held at Roosevelt raceway in Westbury, New York, on Long Island. The 400 mile race is won by Tazio Nuvolari in a Scuderia ...

This Week in Racing History

October 12 - The inaugural George Vanderbilt Cup race held at Roosevelt raceway in Westbury, New York, on Long Island. The 400 mile race is won by Tazio Nuvolari in a Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo (1936).

October 13 - Nissan's Geoff Brabham captures an unprecedented fourth consecutive IMSA GTP title (1991).

October 16 - Phil Hill and Jim Hall, driving Chaparral 2Es, finish 1-2 in the Laguna Seca Can-Am race. Only Can-Am victory for Chaparral (1966).

October 17 - John R. Cooper named president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1979).

October 18 - Denny Hulme drives a McLaren M8D to victory in the Laguna Seca Can-Am race (1970).

Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/). -- Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@sugar-land.spc.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Use this email not that in header. | Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997 "It's all fun and games. Until you break a hip." -- Craig Kilborn

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